Veterinary Practice Manager Salary

With just over a half of Veterinary Practice Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $31K to $62K per year and averages out to $46K per year. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $5K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $31K and hits $62K on the high end. The company is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and years of experience. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, approximately two in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the greater part and dental insurance is reported by one in three. Work is enjoyable for Veterinary Practice Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,157 - $64,552
$34K
$46K
$65K
MEDIAN: $45,681
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$14.07 - $23.48
$14
$18
$23
MEDIAN: $17.65
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$34,157 - $64,552  
   
Bonus
$152.05 - $4,932  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,817  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,182 - $61,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 332
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.07 - $23.48  
   
Overtime
$22.84 - $34.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$152.05 - $4,932  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $4,817  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$31,182 - $61,669  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 205

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Job Description for Veterinary Practice Manager

Veterinary practice managers' responsibilities are based around the smooth handling and organization of their veterinary practice, including client satisfaction, staff relations, and profitability. They typically work in veterinary offices, animal hospitals, and similar facilities. Day-to-day tasks include optimizing scheduling processes, hiring and training employees, creating budgets, and auditing the practice for regulatory standards and performance. This position require substantial communication with job applicants and employees, which varies in volume based on the size of the practice. For example, in large practices, managers typically work with teams to ensure all duties are adequately covered. Generally, the veterinary practice manager's work is largely independent, but it requires regular communication and reporting to supervisors.

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Veterinary Practice Manager Tasks

  • Support veterinary doctor team and organize all staff activity.
  • Hire, train, and periodically review practice personnel.
  • Ensure compliance with workplace policy and all state and federal regulations.
  • Offer customer service solutions and mediate client issues.
  • Provide financial services for the practice, including payroll, customer accounts, and budget.

Common Career Paths for Veterinary Practice Manager


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Veterinary Practice Managers often transition into Practice Manager positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Practice Managers earn $53K per year.

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Popular Skills for Veterinary Practice Manager


Survey results imply that Veterinary Practice Managers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in veterinary technician, People Management, Office Management, and Client Interaction are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 6 percent and 15 percent. Those listing Bookkeeping as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Accounts Receivable and Inventory Management also typically command lower compensation. Most people experienced in Human Resources also know Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Practice Manager

Pay by Experience for a Veterinary Practice Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Veterinary Practice Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 180 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Veterinary Practice Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 158 salaries. An experienced Veterinary Practice Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 215 salaries. A Veterinary Practice Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 95 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,567

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Veterinary Practice Managers, Milwaukee provides a pay rate that is 21 percent greater than the national average. Veterinary Practice Managers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+13 percent) and Austin (+3 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Tampa, 14 percent below the national average.

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Key Stats for Veterinary Practice Manager

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Veterinary Practice Manager Salaries

▲15%

▲2%

▲1%

National Average
$43,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Veterinary Practice Manager Salaries

veterinary technician
▲15%

People Management
▲13%

Office Management
▲6%

National Average
$43,000

Operations Management
▼1%

Client Interaction
▼1%






Bookkeeping
▼27%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 67 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 58%
dental benefits
Dental: 34%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 40%
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